Children of all ages can experience quality live theatre as part of RPAC’s performance program.

Primary School

  • Weekday sessions in school term available for excursions
  • Excellent teacher resources available to enhance the performance experience

High Schools

  • Weekday sessions in school term available for excursions
  • Evening and weekend performances are also available to avoid disrupting student’s weekday learning
  • Excellent teacher resources available to enhance the performance experience

School group booking procedures are provided below. RPAC staff are also available on request to visit local schools to discuss our upcoming events and opportunities that may be of interest to students and staff. To book a staff visit to your school, or for further information about RPAC’s 2021 school and daycare excursions and incursions, contact the RPAC Box Office via or call (07) 3829 8131.

Daytime productions


Jane Eyre - excursion

Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm

Venue: RPAC Concert Hall 
Duration: 2.5 hrs, including a 20 minutes interval
Year level: Grade 9 - Grade 12 (ages 14+ years)
Curriculum areas: Drama & English
Cost: $35 per student, one teacher FREE for every 10 students

Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging, blazes the country in 2022.

Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).

Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.

This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.


Evening and holiday productions of interest to students

There are also a number of evening and holiday productions in 2022 that may be of interest to High School or Primary School students. Click on the buttons below to see what productions are coming soon that may be of interest to your students.

If you would like to bring a school group to any of these productions please contact Box Office via or call the Box Office on 3829 8131. 

For some productions it is possible to arrange a Q&A session after the performance or a back stage tour. If you would like to bring a school or daycare group to any of these productions please contact the RPAC Operations Manager on 3829 8138 or email

Step 1: Booking Form
Complete online or download the booking form for the show you are interested in and email your completed form to

Booking forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Step 2: Deposit
You’ll receive a deposit invoice to confirm your booking. Your deposit secures your booking.

Step 3
: Final invoice
After you confirm your student numbers, we’ll send out the final invoice

Step 4
: Tickets
Your tickets will be available at the Box Office one hour prior to the performance and will highlight which rows and seats your school has been allocated.

If you have any questions, email us at or call 3829 8164.

By bus

A bus drop-off point is located adjacent to the Centre, accessible from Middle Street. Due to the large number of buses using this area, it is designated for drop-offs only. Buses can park on the grassed areas behind RPAC (weather permitting), or return to the drop-off area at an agreed collection time.

By car

Parking is available in front of the Concert Hall and in the patrons' car park at the rear. Please note: on-street parking at the front of the Concert Hall is reverse (angle rear in) only.

Additional public car parks are available between Doig and Waterloo Streets, around 100 metres easy walk from RPAC.

By train

RPAC is about a 200-metre walk from Cleveland Railway Station. For the safety of all students and visitors, please use the pedestrian crossing on Shore Street West, in front of the train station, and also on Waterloo Street.

Food and drink

Students are encouraged to enjoy a snack or lunch before or after a performance. The RPAC Piazza and a large grassed area near the Events Hall are available for use.

Water is allowed in the Concert Hall and Auditorium during performances, but no other food or beverages are permitted inside.


Designated areas for school bags will be advised. Bags are not permitted inside the Concert Hall and Auditorium. The Concert Hall can get quite cool, so we recommend students take a jumper/jacket into the theatre.